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Interior Health
Executive Director, Clinical Operations - East Kootenay

Interior Health is one of five regional health authorities and encompasses the entire Southeast corner of British Columbia, serving over 834,000 people in 64 municipalities and 54 First Nations communities. It services a large, diverse geographical area, which includes some of the fastest growing urban centres as well as some of the more rural, remote areas of the province. With a budget of $2.9 billion, Interior Health provides integrated world class patient services through acute care, home and community care, mental health and public health services. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with one of BC’s most progressive and recognized Health Authorities. A critical role within the organization, the Executive Director provides leadership in all aspects of clinical operations for the East Kootenay Service Delivery Area to ensure high quality care and services are provided. The position will appeal to a collaborative and strategic health care leader with extensive experience in clinical operations and management.

The Executive Director, Clinical Operations – East Kootenay is a member of the Clinical Operations Leadership Team and is accountable to the Vice President for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of clinical patient care services within the portfolio to meet the needs of its residents. The Executive Director provides senior leadership and direction to the development, implementation, and assessment of strategies, program/ service objectives, and operations that support patient-focused seamless care that is integrated across community and hospital settings. The Executive Director also works in formal partnership (i.e., dyad relationship) with the physician leader in the service delivery area.

The ideal candidate is a highly successful healthcare executive who is recognized for his/her strategic skills in leading large, diverse teams, including proven abilities in operations, planning, communication and relationship building.  The selected candidate will bring 10 – 15 years of progressively responsible senior leadership experience combined with a style that fosters teamwork and attains outstanding results. The new Executive Director will have a proven track record in achieving significant change, possess exceptional critical reasoning skills and has the ability to make difficult decisions by employing an evidence-based approach. A proven collaborative nature with community, government and other key stakeholders means the candidate has been successful in building and maintaining positive relationships.  Leadership experience is complimented by a Master’s degree in a field related to health care management.

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